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# Wind Farm

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# wind energy
ESB to decommission 70-turbine Derrybrien wind farm in Co Galway
The construction of the wind farm in 2003 was linked to a landslide that led to the death of around 50,000 fish and tonnes of dislodged peat.
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# High Court
Three children receive €225,000 settlement over alleged illnesses caused by windfarm near family home
The three children claimed that they had to leave their family home months after a nearby windfarm began operation.
# High Court
Two legal challenges launched against plans for 13-turbine wind farm in Westmeath
The farm will have some of the “highest structures in the country”.
'It's a huge announcement for the area': Reaction to major offshore windfarm plans
It has been announced that a major offshore windfarm beside Louth plans to begin commercial operations in the early-2020s.
# Unfair Dismissal
Sacked worker who went along with false story to 'protect teammate' awarded €50k compensation
The former technician at the wind farm services company won his unfair dismissal case at the Workplace Relations Commission.
# Donald Trump
Clare landowner 'surprised and shocked' by Varadkar's comments about wind farm
The Taoiseach later said he was making a joke.
# Co Clare
Fáilte Ireland raised concerns with Doonbeg wind farm months after Varadkar email
Fáilte Ireland said that the development could have an impact on tourism along the Wild Atlantic Way.
# Your Say
Poll: Was Leo right to contact Clare council after Trump phone call?
The Taoiseach sparked controversy with the anecdote, which he shared during an address in Washington yesterday.
# blowing in the wind
Clare council says Leo Varadkar made no official intervention over Doonbeg wind farm
Varadkar said yesterday he got a call from Donald Trump over the wind farm.
# Planning Permission
Opposition hit out at Taoiseach over phone call with Trump about Doonbeg wind farm four years ago
The Taoiseach said he inquired with Clare County Council about the planning permission after Trump raised concerns with him.
# bullecourt
Move by French company to cancel wind farm on site of Australian war dead welcomed as 'very touching'
10,000 Australians were killed or wounded at Bullecourt in northern France in 1917, towards the end of World War I.
# wind turbines
High Court quashes planning board refusal of wind farm on Kildare-Meath border
Mr Justice Robert Haughton ruled that the application for the Maighne wind farm should be remitted back to An Bord Pleanala.
# Breath of fresh air
The State is taking a €35 million punt on a huge new wind energy venture
The energy fund is set to start work on several wind farms in Ireland this year.
# a mighty wind
Claims that it could harm this bird have been thrown out, and a Tipp wind farm's going ahead
It had been claimed the project would result in the permanent and irrevocable loss of the habitat of the hen harrier.
# Not happening
Permission refused for 48-turbine wind farm in Mayo
An Bord Pleanála said it wasn’t satisfied that the area was suitable for the development.
# Tipperary
Turbines taller than Spire get green light despite fears over environmental impact
Planning permission had previously been refused due to concerns over the site’s impact on a protected bird species and local bogs.
# blade throw
This wind turbine caught fire and threw a flaming blade dozens of metres
However, it is it believed to be an isolated incident as this make of turbine ‘rarely malfunctions’.
# protest goes on
Government accused of using 'spin' to take attention away from wind farm protests
Campaigners claim that nothing has changed after the weekend’s announcement that a deal couldn’t reached with the UK on wind energy export.
# Green Energy
Permission refused for Offaly wind farm
An Bord Pleanála said the ten 110 metre wind turbines at Cloghan would injure the visual amenities of the area.
# Wind at their backs
How students, farmers and priests are powering 3,500 homes
A community-owned windfarm in Tipperary can generate enough power to supply Nenagh with electricity.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you welcome the announcement of plans to export wind energy to Britain?
Up to 30,000 jobs could be created under new plans but they could lead to hundreds of wind turbines being built in the midlands. Do you welcome the plans?
# Italy
Italian police seize giant wind farm in mafia probe
Police seized assets worth €350 million as part of the crackdown on the mafia.
# Wind Farm
New wind farm opened in Kilkenny
The wind farm was officially opened on Sunday in Kilkenny by Minister Pat Rabbitte, who confirmed that Bord Gáis Energy will develop a further 250MWs of wind energy over the next three years.
Column: Wind farms aren’t the answer, they’re the problem
Wind farms are touted as the green solution to our energy needs, but just try living near one, writes Peter Crossan.
# Jobs
New wind farm to create 300 jobs in Clare
Ireland’s largest cooperative wind farm project gets go-ahead.